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About me

I have been working as a research assistant in the social gerontology group at Aging Research Center (ARC) since august 2012 and started my Ph.D. studies at the Institution of Neurobiology, Care Science, and Society (NVS) 2014. My interests are in social stratification, social gerontology, health inequalities, and long-term effects of working conditions on late life health.


I have a B.Sc. in applied sociology (2012) from Stockholm University where I also have a M.Sc. in sociology (2013), and am currently a Ph.D. student at Karolinska Institutet.

Research description

My doctoral work focuses on how working conditions (occupational complexity) and socioeconomic position relates to late life health both separately and combined, using a life-course perspective. The overall aim is to clarify and understand why groups of individuals have differentiated health in old age, with focus on positions within the social structure as a health developing process.



Dissertation defense: Alexander Darin Mattsson

16 Mar 2018 - 13:00
Hillarpsalen, Retzius väg 8